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B+N is a Regional Expert in Airport Cleaning

B+N Referencia Zrt, as the winner of a tender announced last year, has been awarded with a contract for the provision of cleaning services at the Václav Havel Airport in Prague for another 4 years, starting on 1st January 2022.

B+N Is at the Forefront of Facility Management in Europe

Findings from the 2021 Top European Facility Management Survey. The Swiss-based Drees & Sommer AG has recently published their survey presenting Europe’s top facility management companies.

Portfolio Property Conference in Prague

The Portfolio Property Conference was held in Prague on 23rd November 2021, covering the current trends of the real estate sector. At the panel discussion titled “The Key Word Is Flexibility”, our company was represented by Libor Holik, CEO of B+N in the Czech Republic and Slovakia.

CSABA SZIJ: B+N IS BUILDING THE FUTURE

The Hungarian Cleaning Technology Association (MATISZ) recently held its 12th annual professional conference by the title “New World, New World Order”. Csaba Szij, Deputy CEO of B+N spoke about the most significant issues having an impact on the sector and the development of the industry.

Another prestigious recognition for B+N

Petra Nikolic, CEO of B+N Slovenia has received the “Female Entrepreneur of the Year” award from the Slovenian Chamber of Commerce and Industry for the highly efficient management of the company. Ms Nikolic was given the award on the “Female Entrepreneurs’ Day” organised by the Slovenian Chamber of Commerce and Industry as part of the […]

South east european property forum in bucharest

The experts of the “South East European Property Forum” organised in Bucharest reviewed the situation affected by the Covid-19 pandemic. Our company was represented by Angelica Pantilie, CEO of B+N Romania at the “Back to the Office – New Workplace Strategies” panel discussion. The moderator opened the discussion by putting fundamental questions people are most […]

CEE Property Forum in Vienna

Portfolio organised the ‘CEE Property Forum’, which has been the number one real estate event in the region since 2013, in Vienna not long ago. One of the most anticipated discussions of the conference was about the current and future trends of the office market. Our group of companies was represented by Libor Holik, CEO […]

B+N Referencia Zrt. acquired the Slovenian company of ISS Group

In spring 2021, B+N Referencia Zrt. acquired the interests of ISS Group in the Czech Republic, Slovakia, Romania and Hungary.  With this move, the Hungarian company group has become one of the largest facility operators in the region. As a logical continuation of this expansion, the company purchased a 100% stake in the Slovenian subsidiary of ISS.

Ferenc Kis-Szölgyémi: “We take good care of our workers”

On 15 September 2021, Portfolio organised the “Property Investment Forum” conference in Budapest.  One of the most interesting panel discussions of the 2021 Real Estate Summit was on the post-pandemic office market. The panel discussion was also attended by Ferenc Kis-Szölgyémi, CEO of B+N. Well-known experts in the industry discussed, among other things, whether the […]

Dr. Ágnes Ősz: We launched a uv disinfection project already before the pandemic

Has the cost of facility management decreased or increased in the years of the COVID? What does the data show? What we can expect from health and hygiene solutions in the real estate market, and what this means in practice, were the topics discussed by experts in the fourth session of FM & Hybrid Office. […]

B+N Referencia Zrt. has started an international expansion

With an internationally significant acquisition, the Hungarian group became one of the most notable facility management providers in the region. The transaction concerns the main subsidiaries of the ISS Group in the Czech Republic, Slovakia, Romania, and Hungary. This expansion also represents a significant step from the point of view of the entire Hungarian economy.

FERENC KIS-SZÖLGYÉMI: A LEAP IN THE QUALITY OF CLEANING IN INSTITUTIONS COMPARABLE TO THE SWITCH FROM A LANDLINE TO A MOBILE PHONE

There is a new world coming in the field of cleaning, cleanliness and institutional disinfection in Hungarian public hospitals. Ferenc Kis-Szölgyémi described it as a framework agreement and stressed hospitals have the opportunity to organize their cleaning service on their own as they do not have to make use of this central option. However, there is a change in the need to meet new, uniform and higher standards in the field of hygiene. And with that, he thinks, everyone will win – article by portfolio.hu.

IN WHAT LIGHT DO WE WORK BETTER?

What is it that affects our wallets, our health, and our mental and physical performance at the same time? János Nagy, Head of Electrical Engineering of the B+N’s Operations Directorate and President of the Hungarian Lighting Technology Association, spoke about the complex effects of well-chosen indoor lighting in Millásreggeli – article by fmbusiness.hu.

THE PAST AND PRESENT OF FACILITY MANAGEMENT: BUILDINGS OVER 100 IN PEST

Facility management is an older profession than many of us would think. In various forms, FM professionals have been in business for a long time. The significance of their work is best shown by the old buildings, even several hundred years old, which have survived the years in all their splendour and are still in operation today.

METROPOL: AN INCREDIBLE WAY TO STERILIZE PUBLIC TRANSPORT VEHICLES IN THE FUTURE

It destroys almost all common pathogens in a minute. Metropol.hu’s photo report about B+N Referencia Zrt.’s fast and efficient UV-based disinfection equipment.

ARTICLES ABOUT B+N REFERENCIA ZRT.

We have collected some of the more important articles written about B+N Referencia Zrt. B+N and Ferenc Kis-Szölgyémi in the limelight.

B+N: UV MOBILE DISINFECTION CAN COMMENCE ON TRAINS AND TRAMS

“B+N Referencia Zrt. has developed a unique mobile UV sterilization device for the rapid disinfection of public transport vehicles. Production of the first 20-piece series of the equipment suitable for sterilization will be finished by the end of February,” Világgazdaság wrote. With the mobile device, it will take a maximum of one minute to kill 99.9 percent of common pathogenic microorganisms.

VIRUS ELIMINATION AND DISINFECTION WITH THE POWER OF UV: THE RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT DEPARTMENT OF B + N REFERENCIA ZRT. WORKS ON THE DEVELOPMENT OF FAST AND EFFICIENT UV-BASED DISINFECTION EQUIPMENT IN SEVERAL FIELDS OF APPLICATION.

B+N Referencia Zrt.’s R&D department is currently working on, among other things, the development of a train disinfector[1] and an unmanned UV disinfector, which will take a maximum of 1 minute to kill 99.9 percent of microorganisms. In 2019, the company’s own research and development department already successfully introduced its innovative cleaning robot, called ROBIN, which was invented for the automated cleaning of large areas, thus helping to carry out largely human-intensive work.

PROPERTY INVESTMENT FORUM 2020 CONFERENCE

“What concerns FM professionals the most currently? Can FM be considered a profession at all? What are the most important services and what are the expectations regarding the impact of the introduction of the proptech approach and its specific actions? These are just some of the questions participants in the panel discussion of the Property Investment Forum 2020 conference tried to answer,” portfolio.hu reported.

B+N EMPLOYEE RECEIVES HUNGARIAN GOLDEN CROSS OF MERIT

“I, the President of Hungary, hereby award János Nagy, Head of Electrical Engineering of the B+N’s Operations Directorate and President of the Hungarian Lighting Technology Association, with the Hungarian Golden Cross of Merit in recognition of his outstanding professional activity in the field of lighting technology and energy as well as his exemplary community service.” – János Áder, President of Hungary. (Photo: Endre Véssey)

REFERENCIA MOSODÁK ZRT. HAS INSTALLED A HUGE INDUSTRIAL WASHING MACHINE

B+N Referencia Zrt.’s subsidiary Referencia Mosodák Zrt. has installed one of the largest and most modern washing machines in the country, suitable for washing hospital textiles. In Szeged, the amount of water and chemicals used for washing has greatly decreased due to the EUR500.000+ investment. Reference Mosodák Zrt. has a nationwide reach and is one of the leading textile cleaning companies in Hungary: it serves more than eighty hospital sites in its nine regional laundries.

Here is how the forgotten hungarian “corona heroes” fought

If there is anyone who found themselves under extreme responsibility and pressure during the coronavirus, it is – beside doctors and nurses – the people responsible for cleanliness and hygiene, especially those working in healthcare institutions, on public transport vehicles and stations. In the past months as the global trade system was collapsing, the acquisition of proper protective equipment and detergents was not an easy feat, and yet, this was one of the most crucial elements of ensuring satisfactory protection from the virus. Hungarian website portfolio.hu asked B+N Referencia Zrt. Deputy CEO Csaba Szij about the most difficult moments as well as his expectations regarding the quality of cleaning, prices, wages and the general reputation of the cleaning profession.

“There is a veritable bidding war for antiseptic detergents” – sometimes we even have to pay 10 times as much as the normal price

The importance of facility management companies has reached unprecedented heights. Beside providing the uninterrupted maintenance of empty buildings even in the middle of the home office surge, they also ensure that employers and passengers are met with cleanliness in bigger office buildings, hospitals or even on public transport vehicles. All this in an environment where there is a veritable bidding war for antiseptic detergents and cleaning supplies are sometimes charged for 10 times as much as their normal price, wrote portfolio.hu.

They are working for us!

They have been standing their ground at their workplace for weeks, mitigating the negative effects of the coronavirus. Doctors, nurses, ambulance crew, patient care crew, cleaners, IT experts, couriers, drivers, truck drivers, teachers, social workers, pharmacists, shopping assistant, dustman: all making heroic efforts to carry out their work to the best of their knowledge. Our heroine, B+N Referencia Zrt. employee Mrs Piroska Bordás Antal was interviewed by Fanny magazine

There will always be a need for them! look around and see!

Cleaning and disinfection – for some, this is an everyday task and yet they are not duly appreciated. B+N Referencia Zrt. has launched its campaign titled Look around and see, wrote hvg.hu.

Look around and see: cleaners are working for the sake of our health

Companies employing professional cleaners are struggling with labour shortage. The reason for this, among others, is the low social prestige and the general lack of appreciation. In order to make a difference, Hungary’s biggest facility management company, B+N Referencia Zrt. has launched a social sensitivity campaign. Look around and see!

Look around and see campaign has been launched

Look around and see! – A menial job that has become extremely important for everyone, says porfolio.hu. With its campaign “Look around and see”, Hungary’s biggest facility management company is trying to raise awareness of the value and importance of the cleaning profession as well as sets an example by appreciating its employees standing their ground in difficult times.

This is what it looks like when thousands of bed linens are waiting to be washed

We have all saluted the heroic efforts of health care workers, but for the safe working of a hospital there are other essential tasks to be carried out too, said femcafe.hu on the increased importance of Referencia Mosodák Zrt. employees.

Our colleagues are appreciated: jános nagy has been awarded the energy advisor of the year prize

In the framework of the Virtual Power Plant Program our colleague János Nagy has won the Energy Advisor of the Year 2020 Prize. The program was patroned by Hungarian President Dr. János Áder and Special Commissioner of the Prime Minister Dr. Katalin Szili.

Tips: what to watch out for during the pandemic? advice from a b+n expert

We talked with hygiene expert Zsuzsa Nagy, head of the Hospital Cleaning Branch of B+N Referencia Zrt., about questions concerning viral diseases, personal and professional solutions.

Robot technology is already in control of the cleaning market

By the end of next year B+N can work with as many as 100 cleaning robots. This year the turnover of B+N Referencia Zrt. may increase by even 10-15%, Csaba Szij, Deputy CEO of the cleaning company generating a 23.27-bn forint revenue and a 2.74-bn forint profit last year, said to Világgazdaság.

Robin: b+n referencia zrt. has introduced its in-house developed cleaning robot

Following ICA, it will be ROBIN’s turn to dominate the market, and by a huge margin. B+N Referencia Zrt. is deploying 20 new in-house developed cleaning robots in several domestic public buildings as well as in Budapest Ferenc Liszt International Airport, announced the Hungary’s leading facility management company during Wednesday’s press conference.

B+n zrt. has launched its in-service training programme

At B+N Zrt. it is our top priority to constantly develop the professional expertise and competences of our staff. We are quite aware that the human capital of our staff contributes to the value of our company and that is how we can continuously deliver our partners top quality service. We strive to make it possible for as many of our employees as possible to extend their knowledge regardless of the position that they currently hold. That is why we applied for the VEKOP-8.5.2-17 – In-house training support for corporate employees tender.

The hygiene level of the terminals of budapest ferenc liszt international airport has improved significantly

Passenger rating of Budapest Ferenc Liszt international Airport improved significantly in the first half of 2019, as revealed from an independent international passenger satisfaction survey (ASQ), in the framework of which passengers rated the most relevant airport services based on 36 different criteria, wrote bud.hu.

Hungary’s airgate is testing site for hungarian-developed cleaning robot

Airport Security Zrt. is testing our unique, in-house developed cleaning robot at Budapest Ferenc Liszt International Airport in an attempt to introduce higher quality automated cleaning regime.

“Facility management is not sexy enough” – how to make it so?

One of the greatest challenges of facility management is ensuring a steady labour supply. The cleaning profession is less and less alluring to the younger generation, therefore different programmes have been developed to address the issue.

Budapest airport: new cleaning company, improving services

For a couple of weeks the airport’s facility management has been working in close cooperation with B+N Referencia Zrt., the new owner of Airport Security Zrt., on the continuous improvement of the airport’s hygiene level.

Facility management company of the year – b+n referencia zrt.

B+N Referencia Zrt. was founded in 1993. By now, the once only cleaning company has become one of the biggest Facility Management providers of the Hungarian market, currently ranking 334th on the list of Hungary’s 500 biggest companies. Our range of services goes beyond classic facility management or cleaning and covers comprehensive document management services as well as textile management and the sales of work protection equipment.

Hungarian developed cleaning robot is already being tested

Airport Security Zrt. is testing our unique, in-house developed cleaning robot at Budapest Ferenc Liszt International Airport in an attempt to introduce higher quality automated cleaning regime.

The revolution of robots has begun – will it bring a sweeping change to the entire real estate market?

‘Are there areas of facility management where robots have already taken over? How will proptech affect operating costs? And how can the profession be popularized for the generations to come?’, asked István Rézsó, Head of Business Development, Cushman & Wakefield, at the FM+PM panel discussion of the Property Investment Forum 2018 conference.

We need a miracle to tackle this labour shortage!

‘Currently, one of the greatest challenges of facility management is labour shortage, something even technological development can’t solve in the short run’, according to speakers at the Portfolio FM & Office 2018 conference.

Even more office jobs can be eliminated than we anticipated

Similarly to other fields of the Hungarian economy, property management and facility management are also hit hard by labour shortage, the solution of which might be wage increase and technological development.